Michigan Writers on the Air

Michigan Writers on the Air is a program about writers, writing, and reading. The show features in-depth interviews with authors from across the spectrum of writing and publishing. Guests have included NYT best-selling authors, National Book Award Winners, and the writer or poet from just down the road.

A glance into a dystopian future—Michael Dow will read from his Sci-Fi thriller, Dark Matters.

Then we’ll explore renegade parenting with Heather Shumaker as she talks about her new book, It’s OK to Go UP the Slide.

At the end Fleda Brown will provide a commentary on the work of Michigan poet, Thomas Lynch.

A love story and the allure of far away places, Robert Downes talks about and reads from his new book, Travels with My Wife.

Co-authors Loraine Anderson and Lynn Freeland share the story of their two-year journey to collect and save the Civil War history of one small Michigan town as they discuss their book, Remembering Mayville’s Boys in Blue.

At the end Fleda Brown will provide an audio essay on contemporary American poet Jo McDougall.

The rapidly changing publishing world—Jerry Dennis, Glen Wolff, and Gail Dennis will explain why they have started their own publishing house, Big Maple Press.

Award winning poet, francine j. harris, reads from her bestselling book, allegiance

Fleda Brown provides an audio essay on one of America’s most beloved poets, Mary Oliver.

On the next Michigan Writers on the Air, Benjamin Busch discusses his article in the October Harper's Magazine, "Today is Better ThanTomorrow: A Marine Returns to a Divided Iraq."

Also, Newbery Medal award winning writer Lynne Rae Perkins reads from her new children's novel, Nuts to You and Fleda Brown provides an audio essay on the poetry of Raymond Carver.

On the next Michigan Writers on the Air host Aaron Stander talks with Mackinaw Island Author Peter Marabell who will read from his new mystery, Murder at Cherokee Point.  Also on the show, cultural anthropologist Tim Paulson guides us deep into the Amazon basin with his extraordinary piece of oral history Gentle Savage Still Seeking the End of the Spear.  And Fleda Brown provides an audio essay on American Poet William Stafford.

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